By Sheena Chua
Early findings from a pilot study involving Marine Parade's elderly residents unveiled a wish list regarding what can be improved to the estate.
Strategically placed rest stops, for instance, is in high demand among these folks, as they have to walk a distance along Marine Crescent to get to the nearest wet market without any place to pause for a breather.
Also being looked into is the provision of a step-down health-care centre with clinics under one roof, to save senior citizens the trouble of making their way down to a hospital or specialist clinic, said Dr. Chua Ee Chek, chairman of the ward's Citizens Consultative Committee.
Zooming down to more basic and immediate needs, the elderly respondents, many of whom have been living in the area their entire lives, have also requested for the installation of bigger peepholes for the main doors of their homes and non-slip tiles in their bathrooms.
Other items in the wish list include sheltered walkways, wellness centres,Read More »from How estates can be elderly-friendly